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Graham has ‘Trade and Tryon’ vision for intersection

Sen. Malcolm Graham says he wants the “five-points” intersection near Johnson C. Smith University to become the “Trade and Tryon” of the city’s northwest corridor. Graham, of Charlotte, who also is the chairman of the Beatties Ford Road Task Force, ...

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Carolinas contractors worry about inflation, report says

Contractors throughout the Carolinas are concerned about increases in construction costs, despite a relatively stable construction market, the Charlotte-based Carolinas Associated General Contractors said today. In its latest “Barometer” report, Carolinas AGC said that while some areas of construction — such as public ...

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ReVenture Park names financing partners

Charlotte-based Forsite Development said today that it now has financing partners for a proposed plant that would burn Mecklenburg County’s garbage and convert it to energy as part of the ReVenture Park development. ReCommunity, Pegasus Capital Advisors and Hannon Armstrong Securities ...

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Rising material prices hammer Charlotte-area construction industry (access required)

In Charlotte, as in the rest of the country, the construction industry is feeling the pinch. The cost of building materials keeps rising. According to a March 16 Associated General Contractors of America report, material prices for all types of ...

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Project labor agreements up for debate again in Congress (access required)

A U.S. House bill that would prohibit the federal government from requiring contractors to use project labor agreements for some federal projects seemed to be dead earlier this year. But now the resurrected legislation is gaining momentum. After failing to ...

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Industry officials bash regulations during hearing (access required)

In 2005, the state Division of Water Quality slapped Karla Knotts and her husband’s Pineville-based real estate brokerage company, Knotts-Greylock, with a $57,816 fine. The basis for the fine: A tire rut in their Greylock subdivision development in Matthews. In ...

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